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Explorations: Fairness and love

26 May 2015 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Fairness begins with a concern for our own needs and desires, and extends to being aware of the needs and desires of others and the needs of our society as a whole. But is there more to healthy community life than fairness?  


AC Classroom: Advance Australia fair

26 May 2015 | Neve Mahoney

If you were prime minister for a day, how would you make Australia a fairer place? 


Catholics facing questions on family

22 Mar 2015 | Michael McVeigh

Discussions on the family are happening right across the Church this year. Australian Catholics editor Michael McVeigh provides a guide to the Synods of Bishops on the Family. 


Explorations: Keeping faith real

22 Mar 2015 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

When we think of faith we often imagine people praying alone, thinking religious thoughts, and believing religious things. We imagine faith being in the mind and heart, not in doing things. Yet faith is as much about what we do as what we believe. The sacraments help keep our faith grounded in community and in action. 


Persecuted belief

29 Jan 2015 | Michael McVeigh

A new report from Aid to the Church in Need says religious persecution is on the rise globally, with Christian and other minority religious communities facing increasing risks in practising their faith in many parts of the world.


Channelling God’s peace

29 Jan 2015 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Australian Catholics takes a look behind another popular prayer in the Catholic tradition – the Peace Prayer of St Francis.


The changing tides of the Great War

29 Jan 2015 | Val Noone

While Catholic leaders joined their Christian brethren in supporting World War I at its outbreak, attitudes at home and abroad changed as the conflict took its deathly toll. As we prepare to mark the anniversary of this devastating conflict, historian Val Noone looks back at the experiences of Australians at the time.


A field guide to meditation

29 Jan 2015 | Clare Deignan and Fr John Dupuche

A lecturer on meditation at Catholic Theological College and the coordinator of School of Prayer with the Melbourne Archdiocese’s Office for Evangelisation, Fr John Dupuche gave us eight tips on using meditation to create peace in your mind and heart.


Working to live

28 May 2014 | Ray Cassin

Geraldine Hughes says while unions have been under attack in recent times, they remain a vital protection for workers bearing the brunt of a system that sees them less as human beings and more as costs to be cut or productivity outcomes to be increased. 


Respect

28 May 2014 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Respect is an important but sometimes puzzling concept. Like a form of currency, we feel entitled to it for ourselves and others, but can earn or lose it by our actions. Yet even the most morally bankrupt of us have an innate dignity as human beings that can never be lost. Respect, then, is a starting point for all our relationships.


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